When you get the opportunity to travel, you’ll discover places you like and places you love. There are just certain cities or cultures that really speak to you. Visiting Manitou Springs in Colorado two years ago was that experience for us and it’s the reason we’ve returned this year as we travel full-time.

Why you might fall in love after visiting Manitou Springs.

If you’re looking for a town that has that loving and accepting vibe, Manitou Springs is your huckleberry. Situated in the shadows of Pikes Peak, this eclectic community provides a lot of fun experiences. Whether you like to drink craft beers, shop for artisanal products, or watch people from all walks of life, you’ll enjoy your visit.

Peaceful atmosphere

One of the biggest benefits of visiting Manitou Springs is the relaxed and peaceful lifestyle. There is no hustle and bustle and you won’t be overwhelmed by touristy traps like other places. It’s a great place to slow down and enjoy the moment.

Friendly people

Being surrounded by happy and accepting people is going to make your trip a positive experience. Manitou Springs if filled with some of the nicest folks you’ll ever meet. They’re welcoming to the AARP and LGBTQ community, dog lovers, hipsters, crazy tourists, and a beer thirsty traveler.

Incredible food

Traveling full-time is hard work and you’re gonna build up an appetite for some local grub. Manitou Springs offers a wide variety of incredible food options including Manitou Brewing Company, Mavi Kebab and Turkish Doner, Townhouse Sports Grill, and Adams Mountain Cafe, and tons of sugary unhealthy delights.

Creative art

One aspect I like most about traveling is being able to check out and support local artists. There are plenty of shops to purchase hand made pottery, paintings, and other artwork. You’ll not be disappointed in this area.

Outdoor vibe

While you can choose to spend your time in all the shops and eateries, why would you? The outdoor vibe and setting is so relaxing, especially if you get a great view of the mountain. Nothing beats getting out and breathing in the fresh air!

Healing spring waters

I’m not gonna tell you to flock to the healing spring water stations to be cured from coronavirus or debt, but these are pretty cool places to stop and get a drink of refreshing water. It’s free and fun activity for all.

Manitou Springs should be on your traveling list.

If you’re going to go to Colorado, then visiting Manitou Springs should be a must-see on your list. It’s hard to find such a cool town that has the right combination of vibes and offerings, while keeping the touristy exploitation to a minimum. We’ve now been here twice and I’m sure we will go back and stay longer next time.

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